# What is the most expensive item on Etsy? – Start A Custom Woodworking Business

It’s almost certainly handmade/made in a country. Do the most popular kinds of goods have the most expensive prices? It’s the most popular types of goods that cost the most, not the cheap ones. And the only price we measure here is the price of the goods per unit of effort they take to produce.

So the way of measuring value is the least costly way. A loaf of bread is worth a lot less than, say, a car. Or, perhaps more accurately, a car is worth a lot less than a loaf of bread. But that’s pretty much it. You can buy a loaf of bread for a lot less per unit of effort than a car, and you’d be wrong in deciding the car is more valuable than a loaf of bread, except that you might not recognize any of the difference in price between the two. You could be mistaken in the way you measure value.

If you’ve looked at other websites or studies, here are some examples of what a more cost-efficient way to measure a price is.

This is a graph (which, if you were trying to figure out the price of a loaf of bread, you can use) of the relative price of various articles of clothing.

These are graph shows the relative price of various objects with a color-coding system. The colors are, to me, as accurate as possible, the price that’s shown in USD, i.e. a loaf of bread is usually worth less than \$1, a laptop is often worth less than \$500, etc.

There are two problems with this kind of graph, though. First, there’s a huge discrepancy between the prices of a few of these items and the prices of the most valuable ones (i.e. more expensive). Second, there are a lot of items in the graph. The difference between \$25 and \$2,000 doesn’t necessarily mean that there are more expensive objects (like a loaf of bread) in that price range. (Though if you believe in the relative price theory, it might make you think so.)

Some other examples might be the price of a gallon of gas (which is the price paid per gallon of gasoline), or the price of toilet paper (which a good quality toilet paper costs roughly half the price of the cheapest brand). Here’s another one for price of coffee (which isn’t the most expensive type of coffee, but it’s worth more than the cheapest brand).

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